A Bridge Too Hard to Cross

The Wedding

Leah's Pov

Oh My God.

I was standing before a full-length mirror while Emily, Kim, Rachael and Rebecca crowded around me. They were all wearing dark green dresses that went down to just above the knee.

"I still can't believe I'm about to…get married," I said more to them then to myself. Yes, today was the day I was going to marry Jacob Black and become Mrs. Black. I kept looking in the mirror at my write flowing dress it was perfect.

"Well you better believe it or else a lot of people will be upset," Emily said, still unaffected by the fact that I didn't choose her to be my maid of honor. Then again, it was Emily since when did she get mad at something like that.

By many people, she meant nearly half of La Push and the Cullen's. Everyone included there was about 200 people waiting in the church. A knock came at the door and Rebecca ran in her heels to open it.

"Sure, come on in," She opened the door more to expose Renesmee. She smiled at me as she walked into the room, wearing a knee length blue dress. By now, none of us had problems with Renesmee so no one was glaring or shooting rude glances. I really thought someone would by now though.

I chose Renesmee as my maid of honor.

I know you are supposed to choose someone very close to you but Renesmee was probably the most understanding about what happened. I had to choose her for not trying to kill me.

"We'll be waiting outside Leah," Kim said giving me a hug before they all walked out. Well everyone except Renesmee who was smiling at me. She came a couple steps closer and stood beside me.

"You look very beautiful Leah I'm very thankful that you chose me to be your maid of honor," She said sounding more polite then a girl her age should be. I just smiled back at her and looked at her dress.

"Thanks Nessie, also I guess I was right about how good that dress looks on you Seth must be stunned," I told her and she nodded. Seth had come to talk to me and wish me luck only about an hour ago before he went to see Renesmee.

I heard a chiming of bells and my stomach became a series of knots. It was time and I was more nervous then I was when I found out I was pregnant.

"It's going to be fine, just remember to walk and breathe, I'll see you inside Leah," Renesmee said as she ran out to join Seth. I took one last look in the mirror before I walked out to meet Charlie.

I considered him a second father, and my mother had been seeing him over the past while so I felt really calm about him walking me down the aisle. As I neared the doors to the inner part of the church, I saw everyone smile.

"You clean up amazing Leah," Jared said and I smiled. I looked over at Charlie who smiled back at me. The music started playing and Emily and Sam walked in first.

"Calm down, we don't need the bride fainting," Charlie told me. I looked over at him and had my mouth hanging open slightly.

"Thanks for doing this for me Charlie, you have no idea how much this means to me," I wrapped my arms around him in a hug just as Seth and Renesmee went through the doors. He just smiled, as it was my turn to go through these very doors and see Jacob.

As we walked in everyone, started standing up and clapping. I smiled as I looked up at Jacob. His smile could not have gotten much bigger as he saw me walking towards him. When I got to the point Charlie let me go and Jacob took my hand to the alter.

"As Leah and Jacob take their vows today, we are privileged to witness the joyous love of a new family -- a family that will be nourished and nurtured through the devotion of two separate individuals growing together through the common bonds of love."

"May their marriage bring them the peace, joy, comfort and contentment that is known in the hearts of all God's children. And may Jacob and Leah both look forward to each new season of their marriage --- just as the world looks forward to each new season of the year. For all seasons, bring with them their own special moments and memories."

"An essential requirement of a good marriage is a strong bond of real friendship and trust. Leah and Jacob, your love for each other will grow deeper with every passing day, but it's important to remember that your love stands on a foundation of genuine, mutual affection and respect for each other. To truly LOVE another person is to be willing to accept both his or her strong points, and their weak points, with equal measures of understanding and respect."

"The vows you are about to exchange, will serve as a verbal representation of the non-verbal emotions that are as real as any thing that can be seen, heard or touched.For it is not the words that you will speak today that will bond you together as one --- but the strength of the love and commitment found deep within your souls." The priest announced before we said out vows.

" Love has given us wings, and our journey begins today, Leah, wherever the wind may carry me, I will stay by your side as your husband take this ring as a sign of my love," Jacob said his vow as he slipped the ring onto my finger. I smiled; this was all just so amazing.

"Jacob, our miracle lies in the path we have chosen together. I enter into this marriage with you, knowing that the true magic of love is not to avoid changes, but to navigate them successfully. Let us commit to the miracle of making each day work together. Respecting each other, we commit to live our lives together for all the days to come. I ask you to share this world with me, for good and ill. Be my partner and I will be yours." I said my vow to him and he smiled at me.

His smile taking me in all of its warmth, funny to think I'd never be here after Sam. Then again here I am standing at the alter waiting for the priest to pronounce us husband and wife.

"Jacob Black, do you take Leah Clearwater as you wife your partner in life and your one true love? Will you cherish her friendship and love her today, tomorrow and forever? Will you trust and honor her, laugh with her and cry with her? Will you be faithful through good times and bad, in sickness and in health as long as you both shall live?"

"I will," Jacob, said not taking his eyes off me and that made me smile. The priest turned his head to me.

"Leah will you take Jacob to be your husband, your partner in life and your one true love? Will you cherish his friendship and love him today, tomorrow and forever? Will you trust and honor him, laugh with him and cry with him? Will you be faithful through good times and bad, in sickness and in health as long as you both shall live?"

"I will," I said knowing that in just a few seconds Jacob and I would be married. I looked at everyone and could see Bella. She smiled at me and I smiled back as I looked at the other Cullen's who looked very happy also.

"If anyone has any objections as to why these two should get married, speak now or forever hold you peace," No one said a word so the priest proceeded.

"Then I know pronounce you man and wife, Jacob you may kiss the bride," He said as Jacob took a step towards me and our lips became one as applause filled the air. Even with my eyes closed, I could still hear and see the flashing of cameras.

Jacob and I walked down the aisle arm and arm as the clapping continued. I looked over to my mom and smiled at her. We all walked out into the lobby of the church and I wrapped my arms around Jacob and crashed my lips against his in another passionate kiss.

"Congrats you two," Paul said as Jacob and I parted lips and smiled at him. I kept my arms around Jacob; it felt so good to this close to him. We did not plan any reception at all because we knew we did not need that as proof we loved one another.

In addition, because it was a small wedding so we saw no point.

"Hey sis, congrats," Seth said, I let go of Jacob and hugged Seth who hugged me back. After I let go of him I saw Renesmee and I went to hug her. I hugged everyone who was part of the bridal party.

Good thing we already took the pictures with everyone because I was so tired of standing in these heels. When I caught sight of my mom, I ran up and hugged her. She wrapped her arms around me also.

"I'm so happy for you Leah, and I'm also very proud to call you my daughter," She told me when we pulled apart. I felt tears in my eyes as I thanked her. Soon enough the Cullen's also came out and I was attacked by Alice.

"Congratulations Leah!" She said, in her hyperactive voice as she hugged me. I laughed and hugged her back. I did this with all the Cullen's, when it came to Bella we both hesitated.

"I'm really happy that if Jacob had to end up with anyone else that it was you, you'll do him more good then you could ever imagine Leah," She said and we both hugged as they walked outside.

"Leah, our plane leaves in a couple of hours, I think we need to get another change of clothes," Jacob said, coming up behind me and kissing my neck. I let my head fall back and we kissed again.

"We have to have clothes?" I asked him.

"Yes Leah, come on I really don't want to wait any longer to go on the honeymoon," He said grabbing my hand as we walked straight to the limo.

"Neither do I, I love you Jacob Black,"

"I love you as much Mrs. Black," He said as he put a hand around my waist. I smiled and looked up to the sky, it was perfectly sunny and such a wonderful day.

Mrs. Black. I really liked the sound of that.


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